Responsible Tourism

  • You are on stage.
  • Many of the areas you are visiting are still in the development stage of tourism, locals will look up to you as a gauge. If you show a good example—by respecting their culture, environment and community, it will encourage the locals to develop their areas in a sustainable manner. Haphazard development has been the norm in Philippine Tourism, let’s stop it now.

  • Buy locally
  • Products, services, souvenirs or guides – the more the local economy depends on visitors, the more important it is that you support it.

  • Respect the local culture and customs.
  • Don’t talk politics or religion. Be sensitive to the local culture by wearing clothing that is accepted. 

  • Try a few phrases in the local language
  • You will win yourself a good deal of respect and goodwill.

  • Be aware of people’s sensitivity
  • to being photographed by always asking first.

  • Do not give money to children, beggars etc.
  • There are lots of ways to help and this is not something we recommend.

  • Bring a tiny trash bag for your travels and properly dispose at the end of the trip.
  • Don’t visit establishments that seem like they endanger people, animals and environment.
  • If you see trash, pick it up.
  • Always refill your water bottle.
  • If you feel that a community needs help, let us know, we can assist with volunteer opportunities.

Other travel tips:
Travel Tips
A Traveling Family
Christmas Gift for Mother Earth
Making Friends while Traveling
Making Meaning out of your Adventure Travels
Thinking Green: Bits of Environmental Information
Camping Brings out Love for Nature and Family
Green Living
Glossary of Environment, Ecology terms
All About Eco-tourism
Beautiful Bohol
What to Bring When Traveling to the Philippines
Traveling with a Guide
Davao City: Nature’s Wonders Amidst Friendly People
Imagine a Green Summer
Post Earth Day Musings
The Curious Case of the Snake in My Yard